Abel Trujillo vs. James Vick
James Vick and Abel Trujillo are both on the cusp of breaking the lightweight top 15 however require a big win Saturday night to do so.
Trujillo, a four-time NAIA All-American in fumbling, has silently built his UFC record to 6-2, with his lone losses coming versus interim title contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. “Killa” has no problems getting takedowns when they provide themselves and has some nasty ground-and-pound when the fight goes there. On the feet, Trujillo throws with straight malice however that might not be beneficial versus a gifted striker like Vick.
Vick, who won his very first 5 UFC fights, has lightning quick hands and at 6-foot-3 is very wish for a lightweight. Vick is susceptible to the takedown however his size assists him get away dangerous positions on the ground.
If Trujillo has the ability to get the fight to the ground, it’ll be interesting to see if he can keep Vick there. On the feet, Vick has a clear advantage and his six-inch reach advantage need to permit him to tag Trujillo from a range.
Forecast: James Vick by decision